Outlook 2016 - Create and Edit Contact in Contact Group

This article lists tutorials and their online links for creating, editing and modifying a contact in a contact group (distribution lists).

Contacts in a Contact Group

Create a Contact Group or Distribution List in Outlook

Add People to a Contact Group

Edit a Contact

Modify a Contact in a Group


Create a Contact Group or Distribution List in Outlook

  1. On the Navigation bar, click People
  2. Under My Contacts, pick where you want to add the contact group.
  3. Click Home > New Contact Group.
  4. On the Contact Group tab, in the Name box, type a name for the group.
  5. Click Add Members, and then add people from your address book or contacts list.
  6. Click Save and Close.

Additional Links on Creating Contact Groups

Add People to a Contact Group

  1. On the Navigation bar, click People to view your contacts.
  2. Under My Contacts, click Contacts.
  3. Double-click the contact group that you want to add members to.
  4. Click Add Members, and then choose the list or choose From Outlook Contacts
  5. In the Search box, type the name.
  6. Double-click the name to add it to the Members box, and then click OK.
  7. Click Contact Group > Save and Close.

Edit a Contact

  1. On the Navigation Bar, click People.
  2. In the ribbon, in Current View, click People.
  3. Click a contact. Information for that contact appears in the People pane.
  4. Under View Source, click Outlook (Contacts). The Outlook contact card is displayed.
  5. Add or update information for the contact.
  6. In the Actions group, click Save and Close.

Modify a Contact in a Group

Contact exists within your personal Outlook contacts

  1. Use the Edit a Contact instructions to modify the desired contact.
  2. Find the group which contains the contact you just modified and double-click the group to open it.
  3. Within the Members area, click Update Now.
  4. The modified contact will be updated within the group.
  5. Click Save and Close to save your changes.

Contact does not exist within your personal Outlook contacts

  1. Find the group which contains the contact want to modify and double-click the group to open it.
  2. Select the member and click Remove Member.
  3. Within the Members area, click Add Members add or remove members
  4. Click Add Members, and select New E-mail Contact.
  5. Enter the necessary information for this contact (which includes the new values you needed to make) and click OK.
    Note: It is recommended that you add this person to your personal contacts for ease of modification in the future.
  6. Click Save and Close to save your changes to the contact group.



Keywords:contact, outlook_2016, o365, distribution_list   Doc ID:72397
Owner:Bob C.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2017-04-07 11:13 CDTUpdated:2017-06-19 06:37 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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